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Welsh Conservative response to local authorities calling on Welsh Government to review NRW

Responding to calls from local authorities for the Welsh Government to review the powers and remit of Natural Resources Wales (NRW), Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Climate Change, Janet Finch-Saunders said:

“Welsh Conservatives first called for Natural Resources Wales to be scrapped three years ago after numerous scandals showed the organisation was sadly not fit for purpose. “The most recent debacle has seen NRW’s negligence highlighted as the cause for last year’s devastating floods in the Rhondda, and that is just one in a series of failures from a body that’s failed to deliver since its creation by the Welsh Labour Government. “It’s been clear for some time that the public and other key public bodies in Wales have lost faith in the organisation and Labour’s minister must now act and review its sub-standard performance, which has dragged on for far too long. “Labour’s merger hasn’t worked and NRW has failed people and communities across the country. I’ve called for the creation of a separate National Flood Agency and it’s imperative we now change course and reset the environmental protection, regulation, maintenance and management of natural resources in Wales.”

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